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River View Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 77-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Owego and Tioga County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
510 Fifth Avenue
Owego, New York 13827
River View Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, River View Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes outpatient therapy, palliative care, comfort care, respiratory management, pain management, wound care, IV (intravenous) antibiotics therapy, and outpatient services involving physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
New York and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Owego New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of New York and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date March 11, 2016
The state surveyors determined “the facility did not ensure residents were free from physical restraints [that were] not required to treat medical symptoms. Specifically, one resident “had a scoop mattress, a body pillow, and her bed against the left wall, which limited her ability to stand.”
Also, “there was no documented evidence the restraints were assessed, or care planned for reduction, elimination, or alternatives.” The severely, cognitively impaired resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed that “she required extensive assistance for bed mobility, transferring, and dressing.” The resident “was unsteady when being transferred from her bed to her chair, and she did not have a restraint.”
A review of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Care Guide with care instructions documented that “the resident utilized a right body pillow while in bed, and her bed was to be in the lowest position. The care guide did not document the left side of the bed was positioned against the wall or that a scoop mattress was utilized. The care guide did not document the resident had a restraint.”
A review of the Physician’s orders “did not document the resident was to have a bed against the wall, have a scoop mattress, or identify if the preventative measures were restraints.” The resident was observed in her room in bed with “the bed against the left side of the wall.” The resident had “alarms in place [as well as] the fall measures in place. The surveyor asked the nursing staff to provide a restraint assessment that was not provided.”
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), providing the resident care, stated that the resident “was unable to rise upon command. The CNA stated that “she defined a restraint as something that impedes someone’s ability to get up on their own. She stated the Unit Manager, the Director of Nursing, or the Assistant Director of Nursing, completed the restraint assessment, and updated the resident’s Care Plan and care guide.”
The CNA stated that “she was not sure if the resident could remove the body pillow on command or if the pillow was a restraint.” The Assistant Director of Nursing “defined a restraint as any object that impedes a resident from rising on their own.”
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